“We hope that we can produce not only sugarcane but also rice. This way, the workers will have harvest in three to four months,” he said. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (left) of Negros Occidental leads the ceremonial planting of the first palay seeds in the block farm of Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association in Barangay Aranda, Hinigaran town on June 17. The Sugarcane-Rice Intercropping System Project aims to maximize utilization of sugarcane areas for intercropping with rice to support the food security program of the province. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL BACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental has collaborated with the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) for the launching of Sugarcane-Rice Intercropping System Project in Barangay Aranda, Hinigaran town.The ceremonial planting of the first palay seeds was held in the block farm of Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association on June 17.Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association is the pioneer host of the project in the province. “You are the pioneers. There is a study that shows this is possible, that we can do this. If we will be successful, the others will also follow,” he said. “If we can plant rice in even just half of the sugarcane areas, it will be a big addition to our rice supply,” he said. Lawyer Ignacio Santillana of the SRA Office of the Deputy Administrator for Research, Development and Extension Department, for his part, said that the intercropping project is one way to ensure food security not only in this province but also in the country since the Philippines continues to import rice. Reynaldo Bacordo of the Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association said he is also hopeful that the project will be sustained through the help of the government agencies since they have more areas to plant rice in their sugarcane farm. Negros Occidental is dubbed the sugar capital of the Philippines for producing about 60 percent of the country’s sugar output. (With a report from PNA/PN) Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who led the launching activity with Mayor Nadie Arceo, thanked the farmers for their cooperation as he hoped that the project will be successful. Masculino added that the governor is keen on pursuing the intercropping project because this province is a rice deficit province. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino, meanwhile, said that they aim to maximize the areas in the province devoted to sugarcane, which span some 189,000 hectares. “Through intercropping, even just in the block farm level, we hope to address it. Our long-term objective is after the farmers are able to meet their needs, they can also sell their produce. It is also our goal to meet the demand for exotic rice in a unique market niche,” he added.
Just awful umpiring 😐— Jiya 🏏 (@jiyaasahni) January 12, 2019 New Delhi: MS Dhoni had struggled in ODIs in 2018, failing to get a big score. His finishing prowess was also on the wane and there was mounting pressure on him as his strike-rate had also fallen. In the ODI against Australia in Sydney, Dhoni started off in style by scoring his 68th fifty. However, he was subject to immense criticism for his slow approach. He had taken eight balls to get off the mark and he had made just six runs in 35 balls. Although he broke the shackles with a six off Lyon, the strike-rate of Dhoni barely went over 50. When he was dismissed for 51 thanks to an umpiring blunder and because Ambati Rayudu had extinguished the only review for India, it left Virat Kohli’s side with too much to do.With the asking rate climbing to over 10, Rohit Sharma kept India in the hunt with his magnificent century, his seventh against Australia but once he fell for 133, India just capitulated and they lost the match by 34 runs to trail 0-1 in the three-match series. Dhoni’s knock was subject to plenty of criticism from social media, with many calling it a ‘great Test innings’ in an ODI match. Here are some of the tweets. Read More | Lucky to have gotten MS Dhoni’s wicket: Jhye Richardson I don’t think there’s anything new to be learnt about Dhoni. He’s not the player he used to be. But, more importantly, ODI cricket has moved on from when he was at his best. Tendulkar had this great ability to keep up as the game advanced. Dhoni hasn’t got that extreme ability.— cricketingview (@cricketingview) January 12, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. A howler that even the commentators couldn’t predict in normal time.— D_le _’Neil (@Don579) January 12, 2019 In 2018, Dhoni has been criticised for batting too slowly and for not attacking the spinners. One hopes that in the next 12 ODIs before the World Cup, Dhoni has a chance to iron out some of the flaws that have crept in his batting. With Rohit Sharma also backing Dhoni to be India’s natural number four, the former India skipper could head into the next game in Adelaide high on confidence. It would’ve been better if MS Dhoni retired from limited Overs cricket instead Test Cricket.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 12, 2019Ajit Agarkar, former India pace bowler, while speaking to ESPNCricinfo, had also criticised Dhoni’s knock, saying it left Rohit with plenty to do. “Rohit can get 288 all by himself. There has to be a support from the other end. And not from someone who is striking at 50 when he finishes after 100 balls. And, 100 balls are a lot of deliveries in one-day cricket,” Agarkar said.Dhoni controversial dismissalWith Dhoni on 51 and the partnership with Rohit nearing 150, India seemed to be on course but Behrendorff trapped Dhoni LBW. However, replays showed that the ball had pitched outside the line of leg stump. However, with Rayudu having used the review, Dhoni had no choice but to be walk immediately and this proved to be a major turning point. The LBW decision sparked plenty of fire against the umpire, with many terming it an umpiring blunder.Read More | Shubman Gill – From U19 World Cup winner to India team selection
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